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A diagnosis and new-born baby

It was 2014, and Tom and his girlfriend had just discovered they were expecting their first child. Just weeks later, Tom found himself experiencing some concerning symptoms. After much investigation, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Tom’s interview sheds light on what it was like to be diagnosed with a blood cancer as a young adult. He shares his experience of diagnosis, and autologous transplant, all while bringing a new baby into the world.

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Last updated on May 17th, 2024

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